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Feds award $120K to 13 Maine clean energy projects

USDA Rural Development is awarding nearly $120,000 to 13 Maine businesses for clean energy projects that include solar power systems, variable-frequency ventilation fans and geothermal heat pumps.

44 North Coffee grows beyond roasting facility with new cafe in Stonington

Lori Valigra |

When Melissa Raftery and Megan Wood decided to start a year-round coffee business on Deer Isle, they took a magazine article's advice and sat at the...

Eight entrepreneurs get SCORE 'Success Awards'

Lori Valigra |

SCORE, the largest collaborative mentoring organization in Maine, handed out its “Success Awards” to eight entrepreneurs Thursday in a partner event with Maine Startup & Create Week.

Bar Harbor startup incubator nets $1.5M grant

A foundation honoring a late Mount Desert Island summer resident has given $1.5 million to a Bar Harbor startup incubator that provides opportunities for College of the Atlantic students.

Maine Startup & Create Week: Companies tell how they pivoted failures into successes

Lori Valigra |

When Chris Allen founded Brass Monkey in 2010, he thought his technology, which transforms smartphones into controllers for video games, was a winner.

These 13 Maine communities are receiving $2.7 million total to grow local businesses

Gelato Fiasco in Brunswick and Lost Orchard Brewing Co. in Gardiner are among 13 Maine businesses that will directly benefit from a total of $2.7 million in federal grants.

Maine Startup & Create Week: Food producers challenged by managing, growing their companies

Lori Valigra |

Maine’s food producers struggle with how to manage and grow their businesses, find workers and deal with high costs like taxes and energy, according to a kickoff session in the Maine Startup &...

Read all about it: Find stories about Maine Startup & Create Week right here #mscw2015

Mainebiz staff |

This week, Mainebiz is covering the second annual conference celebrating innovators, startups and entrepreneurs that runs from June 22-28 in downtown Portland.

Greenlight Maine names 44 quarterfinalists to vie for $100,000 prize in entrepreneur contest

Lori Valigra |

Greenlight Maine, an upcoming weekly TV show in which Maine entrepreneurs can vie to win a minimum prize of $100,000, said it has named 44 quarterfinalists that will compete to move on to the next...

Looking to grow your business? Maine Startup & Create Week is for you, organizer says

Dylan Martin |

If your company wants to “grow at a fast enough rate where you're creating new jobs,” Jess Knox has a message for you: go to Maine Startup & Create Week.